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  1. Live updates for Friday 1 September 2017
  2. Boy, 5, was shot by air gun, police say
  3. Magazine in 'attractive woman' row
  4. Pair charged over double fatal crash
  5. Bake Off judge attends Chatsworth fair
  6. Brownlee pulls out of Nottingham triathlon

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By Gavin Bevis and Calum McKenzie

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Adrien Silva

Steve Crossman

BBC Sport

Fifa rejects Leicester's application to register midfielder Adrien Silva after the club missed the deadline at the end of the summer transfer window.

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Manu Tuilagi

Tom Garry

BBC Sport

Bath hold on to beat Leicester on the Premiership's opening weekend and secure a first win at Welford Road since 2003.

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East Midlands Live has now finished. We'll be back with more updates at 08:00 on Monday.

Full double rainbow over Southwell

Stuart Thomas

Head of BBC East Midlands

A nice end to the week...

Double rainbow

East Midlands weather update: Mist and fog to form overnight

Sara Blizzard

BBC Weather

Any showers during the evening will die away overnight, with clear spells developing.

Weather map

It will become cool, with light winds, and a few mist and fog patches will form.

Minimum temperatures of 10C (50F).

Elderly friends reported each other missing after becoming separated

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Two women in their 70s reported each other missing after becoming separated during an evening stroll near Dovedale.

The pair had agreed to meet at a fixed point but ended up waiting for each other at two different spots.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team took charge and the pair were eventually reunited at the nearby Izaak Walton hotel.


Severe disruption: M1 Leicestershire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Leicestershire southbound severe disruption, between J24A for A50 Derby and J23A for A42.

M1 Leicestershire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J24a, A50 (Derby) and J23a A42, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Rolls-Royce plans new engine test centre

Chris Doidge

BBC Radio Derby, political reporter

Exciting plans for Rolls-Royce workers - an application for a new engine test facility (pictured) has gone in to Derby City Council.

If approved, the new facility will be built at the firm's Wilmore Road site in Sinfin.

Artist impression of test centre
Craig Bryson

Cardiff City sign Derby midfielder Craig Bryson on a season-long loan after Blackburn midfielder Liam Feeney joins until January.

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Aleksandr Dragovic

Leicester City sign Bayer Leverkusen and Austria defender Aleksandar Dragovic on loan until the end of the season.

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Leicester 'will see the best of Tuilagi'

Press Association

George Ford has been "nothing but impressed" with Leicester Tigers team-mate Manu Tuilagi.

Manu Tuilagi offloads a pass
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Tuilagi, who is set to make his first Premiership start since January, made headlines earlier this summer when he was sent home early from an England training camp.

"I have been nothing but impressed with Manu around the club," England international Ford said.

"He is in good spirits. He just wants to play. He wants to train each week, play at the weekend and we will see the best of him I am sure."

Chatsworth displays kick off final month for White Helmets

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

The Royal Signals White Helmets put on quite a display at the Chatsworth Country Fair earlier.

The famous team of daredevils will disband later this month after 90 years.

Team captain Jon McLelland said they will be doing six displays at the event this weekend before one more engagement in Northampton ahead of their final appearance at the Preston Military Show on September 30.

White Helmets
White Helmets
White Helmets

Your photos: Blue skies in Colwick

BBC Weather Watchers

Phil's photo of Colwick Country Park is a feast for the eyes - so much blue!

Colwick Country Park

Brownlee pulls out of Nottingham triathlon

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Olympic silver medallist Jonny Brownlee has been forced to pull out of this weekend's triathlon in Nottingham.

Jonny Brownlee
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Brownlee, who also won bronze at London 2012, was the star attraction at the inaugural Mixed Relay Cup.

Organisers are expecting crowds of about 20,000 at Trent Bridge and the Victoria Embankment tomorrow.

BreakingBoy, 5, was shot by air gun, police say

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Police believe the five-year-old boy who died on Wednesday evening had been hit in the head by an air pellet.

Nanpantan Road

It happened just off Nanpantan Road in Loughborough in the early hours of Sunday.

Two people arrested have been released pending further inquiries.

As part of these inquiries, Leicestershire Police said they would like to speak to a group of walkers and rock climbers who were in the area on Saturday.

The force added it would also like to speak to the owner of a car with a French registered number plate that was parked nearby.

Bake Off judge gives cookery demo at Chatsworth

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Crowds at the Chatsworth Country Fair have been treated to a cookery demonstration by Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood.

Paul Hollywood

TV chefs including Mary Berry, John Torode and Lisa Faulkner are also set to give demonstrations over the next two days of the fair.

In pictures: Balloon display wows crowds at Chatsworth

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

There is an impressive collection of hot air balloons at the Chatsworth Country Fair - perfect if you've got a head for heights...

Hot air balloons at Chatsworth
Hot air balloons
Hot air balloon and a helter skelter

Leicester 'cheapest UK city for students'

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Leicester has been identified as the cheapest UK city for students to live in, according to a survey Unidays.

Spray tan, spinning class and a pint
AFP/Getty Images

The student network surveyed 3,000 of its network and asked them about the top 10 weekly essentials they purchase every month.

The items included a pint of lager, a spin class and a spray tan.

The cost of all ten items in Leicester was £50.11, followed by Birmingham at £50.94, with the most expensive city being London at £91.90.

Cyclist 'absolutely gutted' by magazine's 'token attractive woman' blunder

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A female cyclist from Hinckley whose photo in Cycling Weekly was accompanied by the caption "token attractive woman" says she's upset about the mistake.

Photo in Cycling Weekly
Cycling Weekly

Hannah Noel, a member of Hinckley CRC, posted on Facebook: "So today I made it into Cycling Weekly, it seems not for my ability as a female cyclist but as a "Token attractive woman" I'm absolutely gutted and disappointed in the magazine."

The magazine has apologised and said the caption was idiotic and not funny.

Foxes expecting Silva deal to go through

BBC Sport

Leicester City say they're confident they will complete the signing of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon for £22m.

A deal was struck with the Portuguese club, and with the 28-year-old, before Thursday's 23:00 BST transfer deadline.

However, Leicester are still waiting for international clearance.

Adrien Silva
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Severe accident: A38 Nottinghamshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A38 Nottinghamshire southbound severe accident, between B6027 Common Road and M1 J28 Alfreton.

A38 Nottinghamshire - Slow traffic on A38 Alfreton Road southbound in South Normanton between the B6027 Common Road junction and Alfreton, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Pizza topping timewaster angers police

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A nuisance caller who phoned 101 to demand officers open a fraud investigation after they were given the wrong pizza topping has been criticised by Derbyshire Police.


Ch Supt Graham McLaughlin, who highlighted the call on Twitter, said: “Every time someone misuses the 101 they are wasting valuable police time and resources.

“It can delay the speed of response to genuine victims of crime, or to members of the public who might be contacting us with important intelligence around crime prevention, detection and missing persons.

“This is especially true when we receive a large number of nuisance calls, which can significantly impact upon on how quickly other calls are answered.”

Ex-boyband star carries out 'presidential' duties at Chatsworth

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Here's former JLS star JB Gill posing with members of the Dzhigitovka! Cossack Warrior stunt riders at the Chatsworth Country Fair.

The ex-chart star now runs his own farm in Kent and was chosen as president of the three-day event in recognition of his work educating young children about healthy eating.

JB Gill at the Chatsworth Country Fair

Pair charged with causing double fatal crash in Bramcote

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Two men have been charged with causing a crash in Bramcote last year that left two people dead.

Kyle O'Connor and Gurdip Singh Kareer (pictured) were both killed when two cars and a lorry collided in Derby Road on 25 November.

Kyle O'Connor and Gurdip Singh Kareer
Nottinghamshire Police

A 23-year-old man from Strelley has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop following a road traffic collision and failing to report a road traffic collision.

Another Strelley man, aged 25, has been charged with aiding and abetting causing death by dangerous driving. The pair will appear before magistrates on 21 September.

City centre businesses demand tougher action on Spice 'zombies'

Mike O'Sullivan

Reporter, East Midlands Today

Shopkeepers in Derby are calling for people who cause problems in the city centre to be banned from it altogether.

The area has been plagued by antisocial behaviour in recent months - much of it caused by people acting in a zombie-like way after taking formerly legal highs such as Spice and Mamba.

Now more than 100 local businesses have written to the city council calling for it to ban persistent offenders outright.

Suspected drug taker

The letter said: "There is a huge amount of pick pocketing, mugging, abusive language, people on drugs who either run around half naked or if on the drug spice are like complete zombies. Also openly for all to see drug dealing.

"This is not a nice place to visit or work. Neither does the city feel safe."

The council says it'll meet business leaders to discuss their concerns.

Analysis: 'Now is Notts' time to win T20 Finals Day'

Dave Bracegirdle

BBC Radio Nottingham commentator

The temptation was there just to copy last year's Finals Day preview, when Notts Outlaws were again tipped to break their hoodoo and lift their first domestic T20 crown.

Samit Patel and Steven Mullaney celebrate
Getty Images

As we now know, events in 2016 ran along similar campaigns from the past, with the Outlaws hotly-tipped to lift the crown yet back on the coach before mid-afternoon.

Things are different this year. For a start, they play in the second semi-final - but most importantly there is an inner belief that has been missing in previous years.

Under Peter Moores - and especially after clinching the Royal London Cup in July - there is a hardened edge to their cricket.

If Alex Hales doesn't get you, then Riki Wessels will. If not him, then look out for Samit Patel, or Dan Christian, or Jake Ball, or Harry Gurney or any one of a side full of match-winners - and all equally desperate to be the one to lead them home.

This is their time.

Alex Hales
Getty Images

Striker Winnall 'buzzing' to join Derby County

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Derby County's newest recruit charms the fans with a cute ram emoji.

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Watch: Midnight deadline to clear huge pile of rubbish

East Midlands Today

A Nottinghamshire landowner has been given until midnight to clear tonnes of rubbish from his land.

The bales of plastic in Cotgrave were first reported to the authorities last October.

Last month fire crews were called to the field just off the A46 after the rubbish went up in flames.

An Enforcement Notice to clear the site was issued by the county council back in June.

Your photos: September across East Midlands

BBC Weather Watchers

It may be September - but we have still got glorious weather. Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher mogjo for this pic from Birstall.

Sunrise in Birstall, Leicestershire
mogjo/BBC Weather Watchers

There was some early morning mist as well - as this pic from Mike Swain at the Chatsworth Country Fair shows.

Mist at Chatsworth
Mike Swain/BBC Weather Watchers

There was a similar scene at just after 07:00 at Gunthorpe on the River Trent too.

Mist at Gunthorpe
David e/BBC Weather Watchers

Moving Parliament to Midlands 'would save money on MPs' second homes'


A suggestion by Derby North's MP that Parliament could relocate to the Midlands has received quite a positive response on Facebook.

Steve Howitt opined: "Yes and have said it for years. The intial outlay will be expensive but maintinence savings will soon outweigh that. Also more mps would not need a second home and those that do will cost the tax payer a lot less."


Gregory Martin said: "I believe the European parliament has 2 venues (Brussels & Strasbourg). So why not the UK as well (NEC or GMEX) while the palace of Westminster is properly repaired."

White Helmets perform at Chatsworth ahead of last hurrah

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Looks like the White Helmets have arrived at the Chatsworth Country Fair.

It's one of the final displays for the Royal Signals motorcycle display team before they disband later this month after 90 years.

White Helmet display

Tigers' summer signings handed starts for season opener

Martin Ballard

BBC Radio Leicester

Five of Leicester Tigers' summer signings have been named in the XV for Sunday's Premiership opener with Bath.

George Ford, Jonny May, Nick Malouf, Dominic Ryan and Sione Kalamafoni
Getty Images

George Ford makes his first appearance for the club since the 2013 Premiership final and he is joined by Jonny May, Nick Malouf, Dominic Ryan and Sione Kalamafoni.

Another summer recruit, Joe Ford - brother of George - is named among the replacements.

Internationals Manu Tuilagi and Matt Toomua are named at centre.

"We got everything that we wanted into pre-season," Tigers head coach Matt O'Connor said.

"There’s a good vibe in the group and fit bodies, which is important."

Rugby: Debutants out to make their mark for Green and Whites

Calum McKenzie

BBC Local Live

Lock Danny Qualter and full-back Sean Scanlon will make their competitive debuts for Nottingham this Sunday in the season opener at Rotherham.

Danny Qualter and Sean Scanlon
Nottingham Rugby

Fellow summer signings Aniseko Sio and Rory Burke are named on the bench.

The full side can be viewed here.

Traffic and travel: Rail strike

BBC News Travel

Replacement bus services are in operation in Lincolnshire because of a railway workers strike.

The RMT union says the strikes are over safety concerns and driver-only trains. Buses will serving the routes between Lincoln and Retford instead.

The strikes are set to continue on Monday so a similar replacement service will still be in effect.

Kidnapped estate agent held captive in Newark dies

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

Stephanie Slater, the estate agent who was kidnapped and held captive in Nottinghamshire for eight days in 1992, has died of cancer aged 50.

Ms Slater was held in a "cramped wooden coffin" after being kidnapped by Michael Sams during a house viewing in Birmingham.

Stephanie Slater
West Midlands Police

She was freed from his workshop in Newark when her employer paid a £175,000 ransom. Sams was tracked down and jailed the following year.

Ms Slater moved to the Isle of Wight and went on to help kidnap victims.

Listen: Ex-cricketer 'getting used to the world again' after jail spell

BBC World Service

A former professional cricketer, who was jailed for drug smuggling in 2009, has said he is slowly getting his life back on track after being released from prison.

Chris Lewis, the former Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire all-rounder, has told the BBC World Service's Stumped programme has said he is "getting used to the world again."

Lewis, 49, who last played professionally in 2008, is now working for a construction firm and doing some cricket coaching.

He served half of a 13-year sentence before being released.

House ransacked during family holiday

Gavin Bevis

BBC Local Live

A family arrived home from holiday to find their home had been ransacked.

Burglars took a BMW car, jewellery, electronic equipment, tools and bank information from the home in Buxton Road, Whaley Bridge.

Police believe the break-in took place on 14 August and the burglars may have links to the Stockport area.

Buxton Road in Whaley Bridge